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Lead Relay Protection Engineer

Company: Blue Ridge Power
Location: Asheville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Blue Ridge Power is a clean infrastructure construction company for projects across the United States. The company brings integrated engineering, a qualified professional labor force and an expansive fleet of equipment to serve the needs of clients looking for a turnkey solution for solar and solar + storage projects. Blue Ridge Power currently oversees more than 1 GW of operational assets and has 1.3 GW under construction, with 4.8 GW in the pipeline for construction in 2022 - 24. For more information, visit

The position is responsible for relay settings development and technical design support for the relay engineering group of Blue Ridge Power (BRP). The Lead Engineer will also perform the role of Owners Engineer for design produced by contractors for BRP. The Lead Engineer is responsible for scheduling, engineering labor estimate, relay design estimates, relay settings, communication design, and compliance. This position is designated as a safety-sensitive position.

What You'll Do

  • Plan, coordinate, assign, and schedule relay design work tasks including project scope development, cost estimating, proposal development, design preparation, and assembling relay packages for commissioning and testing.
  • Lead efforts in the development and implementation of standards for relay equipment, material, design, testing, and construction requirements for transmission substations.
  • Implement the company design processes, procedures, and the use of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software applications to ensure consistency, quality, and efficiency in the station design process.
  • Implement the development of relay material specifications, selection, evaluation of materials, and failure analysis to determine root cause.
  • Provide input to budget development related to station design and material procurement for BRP estimators. Aid in cost variance analysis post-project completion to improve estimates.
  • Work closely with other engineering groups within BRP to coordinate all aspects of solar and battery storage engineering.
  • Act as Owners Engineer for design work performed by outside consultants. Responsibility includes evaluation of design per scope of work, BRP standards, and error rate.
  • Act as design engineer for design for in-house projects for BRP substation group.
  • Develop and perform QAQC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control) for relay settings both internally and externally.
  • Actively participate in industry forums, conferences, and other company initiatives to support BRP in its mission.
  • Review and seal drawing sets, relay settings, and associated reports.
  • Manage direct reports and the resourcing loading of those reports efficiently.
  • Analyze disturbance records and develop relay-specific solutions as required.
  • Represent BRP as a subject matter expert in customer facing calls.
  • Other duties as assigned. Must-Haves
    • Minimum of 9-15 years of related electric utility engineering experience.
    • Must be a registered Professional Engineer.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electric system components and related communications and protection functions.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of relay protection schemes, inverter-based generator protection, DTT, utility coordination, and communication protocols.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of generator stability and dynamic operation analysis. Ability to perform study/or produce dynamic simulation files preferred.
    • Experience with performing post-fault event analysis preferred.
    • Demonstrated expertise in modeling, setting, and coordinating relays using ETAP / PSSE CAPE/ASPEN.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze performance, process improvements, and standardization activities.
    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
    • Flexible and adaptable commercial agility; ability to reorder critical design projects based on new commercial requirements, under tight deadlines and sometimes changing requirements.
    • Demonstrated strong organizational skills. Education and Certifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Work Environment and Physical Demand
        • May require lifting/carrying items up to 30 pounds.
        • Travel up to 25%.
        • Site visits to various projects may be required on a per-project basis.
        • Must be able to sit/stand at a desk and utilize a computer, for extended periods of time.
        • Position is remote.

          Blue Ridge Power believes in taking care of our employees by offering benefits that support their physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, training, and development, giving back to the community, remote work options, dog-friendly offices, and much more. Blue Ridge Power is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

          Blue Ridge Power does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies.

Keywords: Blue Ridge Power, Asheville , Lead Relay Protection Engineer, Engineering , Asheville, North Carolina

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